Responses to the July 30 question:
Do you think Teresa and Joe Giudice both should go to prison at the same time? Or, should they be allowed to serve their time separately (consecutively), so one parent can be home with their daughters?

Good people make bad choices
The case of Joe and Teresa Giudice is a case of good people making poor decisions. I believe that they are innately good people who wanted to be successful and prosperous to help to take care of their growing family, elders and family abroad. Their intentions were good, yet disadvantageous. Anyone who wants to help take care of their family would most likely do whatever it takes to go above and beyond, and unfortunately this is where the Giudices find themselves in hot water. For the sake of their young children, we can only hope that both Joe and Teresa receive minimum punishment; no one was murdered, no one was injured. Millions of people find themselves in similar binds; however, they are not in the spotlight. I believe that they both feel that what they have done is wrong and they most likely have received/will receive emotional and legal repercussions. Guilt is often enough of a punishment.
— Patchogue

Send Joe to prison
I think that Joe Giudice should definitely go to prison because he knew exactly what he was doing. As for Teresa, I’m not sure if she knew what was going on, but she should have definitely looked into it. However, I believe that her kids need her home.
— Huntington

Couple should go to prison at separate times
prison at separate times. It’s an unusual situation, but I think that would be best for the sake of their children.
— Lindenhurst

Criminals are criminals
Why should we be so kind to Teresa and Joe Giudice? They are crooks and should go to jail just like any other criminal. Their daughters should go stay with a family member or be put in the system, just like you would with any other criminal’s children. Plus, their sentences should be longer. What makes them so special?
— Islip

In a new USA Network survey, millennials ages 18 to 34 said they would prefer to take marriage for a test spin before committing to it for life. Forty-three percent of those surveyed said they liked the idea of a “beta marriage,” in which a couple would have the opportunity to formalize or dissolve the marriage after a two-year trial period.

Question of the week:
Do you agree with the idea of a two-year trial marriage?

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Published date: August 20, 2014


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